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Pansy
Viola x wittrockiana 'Karma Blue Butterfly'

Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)
Species: x wittrockiana (wit-rok-ee-AH-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Karma Blue Butterfly

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Port Washington, New York

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Port Angeles, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 4, 2009, Zone6aPA from Central, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

First year, from seed: These have been exceptionally cold-hardy (under a few inches of snow, one fall blossom actually remained open and intact through the entire winter with nights in the teens; 2 other half-hardy violas didn't survive at all). With the spring thaw, the plant began growing and blooming steadily. The flowers are an intense true blue when they receive sun, more of a dusky blue otherwise. Unusual coloring, sizeable blooms, and don't seem to be as susceptible to slugs like other pansies I've tried.